I realized today how cherished I am by the men in my life, even those who lack respect for other women. Why is it that a friend who otherwise sleeps with every other girl he speaks with can respect and cherish me in a pure and sisterly way?
This is something I want for you girls. Any man, no matter his background can cherish you for one reason: because it has everything to do with who you are.
I certainly do not have it all figured out but I have realized some things about my friendships, particularly with the male gender. Story time . . .
I wonder if 41 years from now, as I venture into old age, if today will mark the 82nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the supreme court decision legalizing abortion through all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy in the United States.
I wonder if the many marches will continue in 2055. Will hope be lost after 50 or 70 years of legalized abortion?
Posted on January 22, 2014
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Why is it that highs are so high and lows so low? It’s as if we constantly wait to grasp on to something exciting or devastating in life. Always searching for the next new thing.
In other words, when life is flatline it’s often not enough.
I work in a pregnancy resource center that helps women in crisis pregnancy. One thing the center director often notes is that the beautiful women coming in the door have a difficult time living with everything being calm and okay.
It’s as if people crave or even create a storm around themselves, especially us girls.
Downton Abbey **Spoiler Alert**
I have to say — I am obsessed with Downton Abbey. From Mary to Thomas this show has my full attention. I dreaded missing the last episode of season three last year while travelling in Europe. Upon finishing the third season I was devastated by the death of Matthew.
Finally, Downton Abbey is back! No matter how hard I tried to get my hands on this season early I had to wait till the US premiere this past Sunday. Ladies, there is something about this show that leaves us aching for more. Sunday couldn’t have come soon enough.
Last night I was talking about how much Downton Abbey has taught me. It constantly has my wheels turning with the many responsibilities and challenges facing each character. After six months of grieving the loss of Matthew, Mary is told by her grandmother she must choose between life and death.
Here is my promised vlog about body image girls. I hope you find it insightful. I share a little of my experience with body image from high school and while dancing.
See my blog Image Unrapped for background.
I don’t know about you, but my favorite time of the year is Christmas. I always say I can smell it in the air. What can I smell? Joy, love, and sharing.
This weekend I went on an adventure — a weekend camping retreat in the desert. Two priests and one sister from the Community of Saint John put on the retreat through their Marian Faith Network. The retreat was an advent retreat to help us prepare for Christ’s coming. The theme was meeting Mary in the desert.
One of my favorite things about the retreat was how everyone shared a common experience of hiking, camping, and freezing together. Waking early each morning for an hours of silent prayer drew us into adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prepared us for community with each other.
Finally it begins! Here is my very first video blog with more to come after the new year! Have a question about faith, morality, contraception, homosexuality? (anything related to living out your Catholic faith) Feel free to comment or send it my way. In the mean time enjoy my first vlog!